In Need For Bigger Basket

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When it comes to mathematics, Indonesia can hold its own. A team of 19 Indonesian students was the overall champion at the third Wizards at Mathematics International Competition held last week in Lucknow, India. The students are bringing home 10 gold medals, nine silver and five bronze. The three-day competition, which wrapped up on Friday, [...]

We Are Confident!

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Indonesia ranked as the second most confident country in the world in terms of economic growth in the third quarter, a survey showed on Monday.The AC Nielsen Company Indonesia, a leading survey company, said that Indonesia ranked second after India in the survey conducted on Sept. 28 to Oct. 16, followed by Norway in the [...]

Bali: Not Island Of Old Men

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Age Discrimination in Reverse as Hollywood Casting Directors Search Bali for Really Old Guy to Become Julia Robert’s Holy Man in ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’ World on the street is that casting directors are combing Indonesia in desperate search for a senior Indonesian actor or film newcomer to play the part of Ketut Liyer in the major [...]

Need For Speed

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In the past ten years, emerging countries have considerably increased their production of cars. Although their share in world exports is still below 10%, these countries are now ready to conquer international markets, since they can produce on a large scale at very low production costs compared with the Northern standards. Given the lack of literature [...]

Challenging Massaschussets

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Indonesia’s Institute Technology Bandung (ITB) ranks 80th at the THE – QS World University Rankings 2009 – for Engineering/Technology, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (still) tops the list. It’s a 10-level jump for ITB from 90th last year. ITB still lags behind National University of Singapore (NUS) which ranks 14th, Nanyang Techological University (NTU) Singapore, ranks [...]

Already Impressive

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INDONESIA’S eloquent new Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has made a big impression in Australia within days of taking office, with his calm, reasoned explanation to ABC television viewers of his country’s approach to the stand-off over the Sri Lankan refugees aboard Oceanic Viking. “We have done our level best in terms of trying to facilitate our [...]

He Moved

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I have been wondering, when did my most fave Malaysian guy, Mr Karim Raslan, moved to Indonesia. I didn’t find any answer. All I know is he is now based in Jakarta, and sometimes in Bali. The Strait Times (Singapore) made an interview with him, and was told of his reasons. I quoted from the [...]

Indonesia A Linchpin For The ASEAN Wheel

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These are challenging times for the global economy and for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which met over the weekend in Thailand. Forged during the turbulent 1960s, ASEAN has evolved from a group that sought to restore political stability in the region to an economic bloc, and now into a major player on [...]